MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 128%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 94.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics177% is a record breaking 3D score, it's almost off the scale. This GPU can handle all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
SystemMSI MS-7A78
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)  (all builds)
Memory13.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit kleuren
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161201
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 15:17
Run Duration98 Seconds
Run User BEL-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-7700K-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
94.4% Outstanding
SC Int 145
SC Float 153
SC Mixed 148
119% 149 Pts
QC Int 381
QC Float 455
QC Mixed 438
96% 425 Pts
MC Int 668
MC Float 778
MC Mixed 690
106% 712 Pts
Poor: 88%
This bench: 94.4%
Great: 112%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti-$699
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 384.94
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
177% Outstanding
Lighting 583
Reflection 548
Parallax 653
188% 594 fps
MRender 280
Gravity 560
Splatting 303
169% 381 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 177%
Great: 180%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$50
845GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
94.3% Outstanding
Read 166
Write 164
Mixed 143
118% 157 MB/s
4K Read 0.11
4K Write 0.51
4K Mixed 0.13
29% 0.25 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 94.3%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CMK32GX4M4A2666C16 029E CMK32GX4M4A2400C14 16GB
2667, 2667 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
89.9% Excellent
MC Read 32.6
MC Write 35.1
MC Mixed 28.1
91% 31.9 GB/s
SC Read 18.5
SC Write 35.4
SC Mixed 26.2
76% 26.7 GB/s
Latency 56.8
70% 56.8 ns
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78) Builds (Compare 1,343 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 108%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78) - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $1,300
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